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Cultural Tours

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Hiroshima City & Miyajima UNESCO World Heritage Full Day Tour

This day tour will show you the most interesting and most beautiful spots of Hiroshima including the two world famous UNESCO world heritage sites of Hiroshima. Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima shrine by public transport (No extra fees for JR Pass holders).From gardens, castles shrines and temples, will see a Japan how it is outside the big cities.※On Sunday till 13OCT2019 we go first to Miyajima, while on others we start with the Hiroshima round. Please keep in mind that Sunday tours end at the atomic bomb dome while the other two end at Hiroshima station.※This tour includes guide service and entrance fee to Itsukushima Shrine and Shukkeien Garden. Transportation fee is excluded. JR Pass is valid on JR trains and ferry. For Non-JR Pass holder, 1380 yen (-200 yen on SUN till 13OCT19) to be paid on their own for trains, ferry. ※ This is a walking tour for a better experience of the area.※ Some stairs on the way to the temple on Miyajima.※ Water levels change depending on the tides
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Miyajima, so much more. Miyajima Half-day Tour (AM)

Have you ever seen the picture of this impressive red gate in the blue sea? That is Miyajima and the gate of Itsukushima shrine. This tour takes you to Miyajima Island by train and ferry and we have a stroll on the island including its beautiful temples and the UNESCO world heritage Itsukushima Shrine. This tour ends on Miyajima. You can choose one of several methods to come back to Hiroshima. There are some options available. ※This tour includes guide service and entrance fee to Itsukushima Shrine. Transportation fee is excluded. JR Pass and JR West Pass are valid on trains and the JR ferry. For JR Pass holders, you can simply use your passes, for non-holder, you can purchase tickets at the train station at 590 yen (per person/one way)※ Some stairs on the way to the temple.※ Water levels change depending on the tides, day and season and the route can be subject to change according to the water levels to have a better opportunity to take pictures.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Take a spectacular cruise to the World Heritage site Itsukushima Shrine

The spectacular Itsukushima Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its floating “torii” gate is one of Miyajima’s most recognizable landmarks. Going on a cruise gives access to incredible photo opportunities of Miyajima Island and the shrine that wouldn’t be possible from on land. As a souvenir—a commemorative photo facing the gate is taken.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes

Day Cruises

Discover the essence of Miyajima Island in luxury with a private cruise

The UNESCO-listed Miyajima is known as The Island of Gods and this tour is the perfect way to get a glimpse of its beauty. Swap busy crowds for the peace and tranquility of viewing the island’s highlights from a private cruise. By going on a guided tour, you’ll hear fascinating commentary along the way about the island’s history and highlights. The tour will take you to multiple Shinto shrines, some of which are only accessible by boat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Private Sightseeing Tours

Rabbit Island Private Tour from Hiroshima with Local Guide

The small island of Okunoshima has gained the nickname of “Rabbit Island” because of its many wild rabbits that roam freely on the island. Avoid the hassle of figuring out how to get to the island, and enjoy a stress-free tour with a transfer from Hiroshima included. Go to the visitor center, learn about the island’s history, go to the Poison Gas Museum, and have plenty of time to see the rabbits.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Cultural Tours

Visit World Heritage site Itsukushima Shrine by sea & Oyster raft tour

Get access to the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine by sea on this peaceful Oyster Raft Tour. Save time researching and planning how to get to Itsukushima Shrine, and instead hop aboard an oyster raft for a quick and convenient excursion. Enjoy the company of oyster fisherman, who will educate you about how they cultivate oysters, and take you directly to the shrine.
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  • 40 minutes
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  • 40 minutes

Cultural Tours

The First Tour in Hiroshima - An Oyster Harvest with Fishermen on the Boat

Get outside and enjoy the rare experience of seeing oyster harvesting up close. This fascinating tour takes you through multiple stages—sailing out on a work boat, seeing oyster rafts, and watching how oysters are unloaded and shucked at Shimada Suisan’s oyster factory too. As well as oysters, this tour has the added benefit of getting close to Itsukushima Shrine and accessing stunning photo opportunities from the sea.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Have an adventure by kayak! A half-day tour in Tomonoura!

Sea Kayak tour in the stage of Ghibli and Hallywood movie.  A unique sea kayak tour at the most beautiful spot in Japan, Tomonoura (half-day) Let's enjoy Tomonoura by sea kayak, which is said to have the most beautiful landscape of Japan. This is also the town where the Ghibli movie 'Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea' and the Hollywood movie 'Wolverine' were filmed.   From Tomonoura's port town scenery seen from the sea, Abuto Kannon (the Buddhist goddess of mercy) that seems to protrude from the sea, to desolate beaches to which you can only go with a sea kayak, it is the only tour where you can fully enjoy Tomonoura, the town where nature and history intertwine.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Private cruising around Miyajima and the island's seven coastal shrines

【OUTLINE】This package will provide the rich cultural experience of visiting and observing spiritual practices at the seven shrines (nanaura meguri) of Miyajima on a private cruise. With this package, you will be able to view the entirety of Miyajima and the Itsukushima Shrine from the sea, which would not be possible on a regular tour. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 The mystical “nanaura meguri,” a visit to each of the seven shrines at the Itsukushima Shrine World Heritage Site will entrance you.You will be able to take pictures in front of the “floating” shrine gate (torii) of Miyajima while at sea.The cruise will be aboard the yacht Sense 50 by BENETEAU (France).The yacht will provide a private, luxury space where you may travel undisturbed with only yourselves, a guide-interpreter, and ship’s crew.This package may be customized to your needs and desires, which is not possible for a normal cruise liner.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Cultural Tours

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Miyajima, so much more. Miyajima Half-day Tour (PM)

Have you ever seen the picture of this impressive red gate in the blue sea? That is Miyajima and the gate of Itsukushima shrine. This tour takes you to Miyajima Island by train and ferry and we have a stroll on the island including its beautiful temples and the UNESCO world heritage Itsukushima Shrine. ※This tour includes guide service and entrance fee to Itsukushima Shrine. Transportation fee is excluded. 260 yen (Hiroden), 360 yen (Ferry/Return) and 410 yen (JR train) to be paid on their own. JR Pass is valid on JR train and ferry. Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass is valid on Hiroden. ※ Some stairs on the way to the temple.※ Water levels change depending on the tides, day and season and the route can be subject to change according to the water levels to have a better opportunity to take pictures.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Half-day Tours

Explore around The City of Water Hiroshima via SUP : Exclusive Tour

Let’s tour around Hiroshima City Centre via SUP. Overlook the crystal waters adorned with calming views of the surrounding scenery. This plan will take you around Hiroshima’s vivid riverbank site, awarded for its stunning emerald-green tint and timeless beauty, further advancing to various other iconic sites, such as the colossal apartment building - designed to almost resemble a city itself. Midway, the Atomic Bomb Dome affords the most scenic view, offering a sense of peace and harmony from above the river still. Meanwhile, you can cross the Hiroshima Channel via SUP, and indulge in the breadth of The City of Water, Hiroshima.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Private cruising around Miyajima on the Sense 50 by BENETEAU

【OUTLINE】You will be chartering a yacht to cruise privately around Miyajima for sightseeing. The mystical scenery of Itsukushima Shrine’s “floating” gate will fill you with awe. Cruise duration will be approximately three hours round trip, making it perfect for those who wish to enjoy a leisurely outing.Enjoy spectacular views of small islands in complete harmony with nature. The yacht is the Sense 50 by BENETEAU (France) which features a living room and bedroom, allowing you to spend time relaxing with your family or friends.【HIGHLIGHTS】 The cruise will be aboard the yacht Sense 50 by BENETEAU (France).Cruise to the Itsukushima Shrine World Heritage Site on Miyajima, and a guide-interpreter will guide you on a tour of Miyajima.Completely private chartered cruise (with crew).Comes with one complimentary non-alcoholic drink per person.A guide-interpreter can be added as an option (eight languages are supported).
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Day Cruises

Captain's choice cruise in Setouchi area (Group only)

【OUTLINE】 The captain of the boat who is familiar with the Setouchi area will make sure that you will experience the best cruise!There is no doubt that you will fully enjoy the charm of Setouchi. 
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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  • 1 to 6 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Sea kayaking tour with lunch! A one-day adventure by sea kayak in Hiroshima

<custom made tour>Sea Kayak tour enjoying the beautiful view of Seto Inland SeaSea kayak experience. Go around the various islands of Shimanami Kaido by sea. Let's experience sea kayaking at sea with typical warm climate islands in the Seto Inland sea. Every island has its own recommended spots and you're able to choose your favorite one.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Cultural Tours

Guided Tour to Naoshima, Art, Island

Naoshima Island is known for its impressive outdoor sculptures, unusual architecture, and modern art museums. Expand your understanding of this impressive location by exploring the island with a guide who used to work at a museum in Naoshima. A private tour means you can ask questions along the way, and learn from your art enthusiast guide. Highlights include the “Polka-Dot Pumpkin” statue, Benesse House, and Chichu Art Museum.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours


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